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Android Software Updates - 18/07/2017

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
18th Jul 2017, 12:28pm
Optus

When a new Android Operating System update is announced by Google there are a few steps that take place before it becomes ready for your device.  The manufacturer receives the update and customises the software for the device and mobile carriers in each country.  Once this is completed they’ll send the update to the carriers for testing.

 

For more info on this process check out our page:

 

Android Device Updates - What's The Process?

 

The below table provides information on the latest Android updates we’ve received for testing and approval as of 18/07/2017. If no information is listed, it means we haven't received the build or any new details from the manufacturer.

 

When a version is marked as completed it means testing has been finished on our end and approved.  Each manufacturer has a process for releasing updates to devices and once we approve the update, it’s sent back to the manufacturer to be released through their standard update processes. Generally, updates are rolled out progressively, for example the manufacturers might make the update available for a small number of users (i.e. 5%) initially; then if no unforeseen problems pop up, it’ll gradually be made available to more and more users over the following weeks.

 

Manufacturer & Device

Current Version

Next version and Latest Information

HTC

 

 

Desire 816

6.0

 

Desire 820

6.0.1

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

7.0

 

10

7.0

 

U11

7.1.1

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

7.1.1

7.1.2 Update – Including Google security patches – completed testing

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

Mate 9

7.0

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

R7

5.1.1

 

R9s

6.0

 

F1

5.1.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

6.0.1

Bug fixes & Google security patch for 6.0.1 – completed testing

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 2

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 3

5.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

Security update for 6.0 completed testing

Galaxy Note Edge

6.0.1

Google security patch for 6.0.1 – completed testing

Galaxy  Note 5

6.0.1

7.0 upgrade including Wi-Fi Calling and Google Security Patches - Testing expected to complete late July.

Galaxy S3 i9300

4.3.0

 

Galaxy S3 i9305

4.4.4

 

Galaxy S4 i9505

5.0.1

 

Galaxy S4 i9507

5.0.1

 

Galaxy S4 Mini

4.4.2

 

Galaxy S5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

6.0.1

7.0 upgrade including Wi-Fi Calling and Google Security Patches - Testing expected to complete late July.

 

Galaxy S7

7.0

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S8

7.0

 

Galaxy S8+

7.0

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J3

5.1.1

 

Sony

 

 

Xperia SP

4.3.0

 

Xperia Z

5.1.1

 

Xperia Z1

5.0.2

 

Xperia Z1 Ultra

5.0.2

 

Xperia Z2

5

 

Xperia Z3

5.1

 

Xperia Z3 Compact

5.1

 

Xperia Z5

7.0

 

Xperia Z5 Premium

7.0

 

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

Comments
Marconaldo
by Occasional Visitor Marconaldo
‎2017-07-18 03:52 PM

Some feedback guys re Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 7 updates - Its not a great look and annoys your customers when you provide updates on a release, but then revert it and go silent. At least let your customers know what the current status is.

 

In my case I begin to question whether I can trust Optus to update devices in the future when I lock myself into a new plan.

Jamez707
by Occasional Visitor Jamez707
‎2017-07-18 06:19 PM

i agree. has been a big wait and i am difinitly considering getting a phone direct and a change of carrier

tolga
by New Contributor tolga
‎2017-07-19 11:16 AM
Hi, Last update, July 03, you had the HTC U11 listed as follows, U11 7.1.1 Google security update for 7.1.1 – testing complete Now, July 18, you have removed this listing completely.  In the two weeks that have passed, no update has been pushed for this device - the security update is still April (now 3 months behind, for a handset less than 2 months old!).  Can you provide an update on the situation? 
Orin
by Frequent Visitor Orin
‎2017-07-19 08:53 PM

Still no information on the Galaxy S6/Edge Nougat updates? Wow. I've submitted a complaint to the ACCC and the telecommunications industry ombudsman and I suggest others do the same. 

 

In general, customers are more understanding when regular updates or information is provided. In the three months since Vodafone and Telstra released the same update to the same handsets, Optus has provided minimal responses or explanations. In fact, calling Optus customer service several times has only been met with denial of any information or responsibility from Optus. Very disappointing from such a large company.

 

 

Jack_gecko
by Member Jack_gecko
‎2017-07-20 04:33 PM

@Optus still waiting on the Sony Z5 updates please advise

jaxon
by Member jaxon
‎2017-07-20 06:32 PM

So what happened to the Galaxy S7???

tbz
by Frequent Contributor
‎2017-07-20 10:12 PM

My Sony Z5 updated to 7.1.1 nearly 2 weeks ago.

 

AS usual zero sync between these lists and what is really being delivered.

 

Why is Optus even bothering if they can't get anywhere near an accurate list.

Jack_gecko
by Member Jack_gecko
‎2017-07-21 02:52 AM
Jack_gecko
 

I posted this on the last update page: NO response

1st July

Hi OPTUS, could you please advise when we would likely to see this available: Thanks
Sony Mobile
An Android™ 7.1 software update is now available for Xperia™ Z5 Premium and Xperia™ Z5 Premium Dual.
Software build number
Xperia™ Z5 Premium and Xperia™ Z5 Premium Dual: 32.4.A.0.160
This system software update features:
The latest security enhancements.

Peteroid
by Occasional Contributor Peteroid
‎2017-07-21 03:57 PM

Broadcom Wi-Fi chips embedded in Android and iOS devices are vulnerable to a bug that allows an attacker to execute code on their devices, without any interaction needed from the user.

 

The bug was discovered by security researcher Nitay Artenstein, is nicknamed Broadpwn, and tracked as CVE-2017-9417.

 

Artenstein reported the bug in private to Google, who included a fix for this issue in the Android Security Bulletin for July 2017, released this week, on July 5.

 

Remote exploits that compromise Android and iOS devices without user interaction have become an endangered species in recent years. Such exploits present a unique challenge: Without access to the rich scripting environment of the browser, exploit developers have been having a hard time bypassing mitigations such as DEP and ASLR.

 

But what happens when, underneath your heavily hardened OS, a separate chip parses all your Wi-Fi packets - and runs with no exploit mitigations whatsoever?

 

Meet Broadpwn, a vulnerability in Broadcom's Wi-Fi chipsets which affects millions of Android and iOS devices, and can be triggered remotely, without user interaction. The Broadcom BCM43xx family of Wi-Fi chips is found in an extraordinarily wide range of mobile devices - from various iPhone models, to HTC, LG, Nexus and practically the full range of Samsung flagship devices.

 

BroadPwn appears to be completely different from another Broadcom flaw, disclosed in April, that affected the Google Nexus 5, 6 and 6p, every iPhone since the iPhone 4 and most flagship Samsung phones. Apple (with iOS 10.3.1) and Google (with the April Android security bulletin) have patched the older flaw.

Google explained in the July Android security bulletin that BroadPwn could "execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel," meaning that it could compromise a phone at the deepest level of software. Since you can't simply install an antivirus program for a Wi-Fi chipset the same way you can for a smartphone OS, the flaw could indeed be as devastating as Artenstein and Google suggested.

 

Furthermore, just because Google has issued an Android patch doesn’t mean that every Android phone will get it. Most phone manufacturers use slight variations on the Android OS for their handsets, and carriers then add additional modifications. When (or if) you get a BroadPwn patch will depend a lot more on Samsung, LG, Verizon and AT&T than it will on Google.

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-07-22 02:03 AM

Hi @ Jack_gecko and tbz, we'll be updating our lost as soon as we get more details. Please do check for updates later here . 

wasaisa
by New Contributor wasaisa
‎2017-07-22 11:27 AM

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wasaisa
by New Contributor wasaisa
‎2017-07-22 11:34 AM

Any idea when the HTC 10 will be recieving the latest security updates. The last update recieved was from Jan 17 and I know other carriers have pushed out later updates.

 

There have been a few security issues fixed with these lastest updates which currently the Optus HTC 10 is still vulnerable to.

 

This is not good enough! If HTC release a security update to fix issues then I expect Optus to forward these updates onto there devices that WE pay good money for! Not release them 3 years later when they expect us to upgrade to a newer device.

 

Seriously considering switching carriers and taking my other accounts with me!

 

paul190k
by Contributor paul190k
‎2017-07-22 08:29 PM

Thank you so much for updates... Want to know about lgg7s.com

Scott_M
by Valued Contributor
‎2017-07-23 12:28 AM

Hi @wasaisa, once we receive updates for testing from the manufacturer, it's listed on this blog within days. It's the most up to date information we have available. 

Dave01
by New Member Dave01
‎2017-07-24 02:48 PM

Hi, Is the Samsung Tab S2 going to be updated from Android 6 to Android 7. My friend has one with Vodafone and they just upgraded his Tab S2 and he says it works great. Feel I'm missing out. Also the standard Samsung S6 going to be upgraded anytime in the future. Thanks Dave

JM61
by Visitor JM61
‎2017-07-24 06:55 PM

I've been waiting for months now for the update on the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, it looked like there was some progress and now there are no tentative dates listed.

So I've opted to update from Android Geeks : http://www.android.gs/update-samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-g925i-to-android-7-0-nougat-manually/

Update is completed and the phone has updated to recent build by OTA on it's own and everything is running perfectly.

 

I don't understand why we can't get the new builds the same time as everone else, I've only used an OPTUS OTA build once since I've been with OPTUS and had to resort to getting the new builds on my own- also take note I've never bricked my phone doing this manually.

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-07-25 03:10 AM

Hey @Dave01 and @JM61,  once we have more details it will be updated on our Upgrades link here. So sorry but we don't have any more details yet. 

SugarD-x
by Frequent Visitor SugarD-x
‎2017-08-01 01:00 PM
Hahahahahahahaha...why am I not surprised? Optus STILL hasn't changed their information on the Galaxy S6 series. This is just pathetic now. They are scamming customers hardcore and clearly don't care! Users, I encourage you to read the replies on the previous Android Updates blog post. Needless to say, I manually updated my phone to Android 7.0 without Optus' bloatware and changes, and I've never been happier. Adios!
JM61
by Visitor JM61
‎2017-08-01 04:03 PM

I think that if they don't provide the updates it encourages the customers to upgrade their phones instead of the upgrading the software- just my opinion but I don't understand what takes so long to provide these firmware updates.

 

They (OPTUS) would make more money with this kind of strategy I guess.

 

As mentioned before I updated my S6 Edge manually 24/07/2017 and my phone works perfectly and the Andoid 7 OS is fantastic. My plan runs out in about a month with OPTUS been with them for years, but I'm seriously thinking about switching to another TELCO due to these kinds of issues 

Eccles30
by New Contributor Eccles30
‎2017-08-02 06:28 PM

Other Australian telco's have had Android 7 on their Galaxy S6 phones since May.  Just saying.

paddy001
by New Member paddy001
‎2017-08-13 03:57 PM

Anyword on Samsung A5 2017 nougart update?

AlexRH
by RetiredModerator AlexRH
‎2017-08-15 05:23 PM

No word just yet, @paddy001! As soon as we have more info, we'll update it here.